Looted items are not COVID-19 palliatives, they are poisonous – Ekiti government warns residents
Residents of Ekiti state who invaded the Federal Government’s silos and the Agric Development Programme warehouse in Ado-Ekiti on Friday October 23, have been warned against eating the items they looted.
The Ekiti state Government in a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, affirmed that the COVID-19 palliatives in the state had since been distributed during the lockdown period.
The statement further revealed that some of the raw food items carted away have already been preserved with chemicals which make them unfit for consumption. Residents are therefore advised not to consume them as they can kill.
The statement read;
“Ekiti State has NO CACOVID palliative warehouse as all the palliatives have been distributed.
“The items being carted away are Single Super Phosphate fertilizer and NPK which they have erroneously identified as Gaari.
“The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) store has emergency supplies for disaster response e.g. flood, fire or any other emergencies.
“Some are even making away with corns preserved for planting, with chemical prefermentation. All these items are poisonous and not fit for consumption!
“We appeal to our people not to consume these items because they can kill.”